Lucas Torreira has moved to address speculation that he wants to quit Arsenal for AC Milan.
The 23-year old Uruguayan, who is currently on international duty with Uruguay at the Copa América fuelled speculation recently by admitting that he had found it hard to acclimatise to life in England because of the language barrier and weather , and that he preferred Italy, where he had previously played for Sampdoria.
When AC Milan then appointed former Sampdoria coach Mario Giampaolo as their new manager in succession to Gennaro Gattuso, rumours about his future went into overdrive, with reports that Milan were preparing a bid to take Torreira to the San Siro, with suggestions that Franck Kessie and left-back Ricardo Rodriguez could be offered in part exchange.
However, speaking ahead of Uruguay’s clash with Peru at the weekend, Torreira has moved to damp down the speculation by saying “Nobody from AC Milan has got in touch with me, today I’m in the Premier and happy to be part of the Arsenal.
‘It cost me the adaptation, it’s not easy, but I only think about that team. I’m happy to be there.’
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.